The Aristocats ©
The animated movie
The Aristocats comes out in theaters in 1970 and is the first without
the presence of Walt Disney. The directed is by Wolfgang Reitherman
and the movie is inspired by the story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe.
The history of the Aristocats
is set in Paris in 1910 and starring from the cat Duchess and her
kittens, Marie, Berlioz and Toulouse, who live pampered and spoiled
by the old lady Madame Adelaide. The lady love to roam the streets
of Paris with her cats, on horse-drawn carriage led by Edgar Butler.
Duchess is a very elegant and refined cat, who cares about the education
of her kittens, and is always ready to remember, good manners. Madame
Adelaide is pending of lawyer George Hautecourt, an eccentric and
sprightly nonagenarian, who when he arrives, he sends in trouble
the poor Edgar, in trying to accompany he from the lady. Hautecourt
George is a close friend of Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, from the
days when the Lady was successful, as singer of Carmen at the Opéra
National de Paris. Madame Adelaide has called he, because she want
to make a testament and having no living relatives, she decided
to give all her possessions at her beloved cats. Later after their
death, the assets will pass to the butler Edgar. This through a
pipe connected to his room, listen the speech and learned with great
dismay the news, considers unfair who the lady, she privileged Duchess
and her kittens. Not wanting to wait fifteen years, to benefit from
that wealth, he decides to get rid of the cats and puts the sleeping
in their bowls.
Toulouse, Marie and Berlioz ©
Meanwhile in the living
room, the cat Duchess held at bay, the exuberance of the kittens
who play fighting among themselves. The caring mother cat, reminds
them that they are Aristocats and they should not behave in an improper
way, giving bites and claw between them, but be lovable and have
the gentle manner. So Duchess wants who her kittens are applied
in the study of the arts: Toulouse the red kitten, he devoted himself
to painting, the white cat Marie to singing, Berlioz the gray kitten
to the piano. Toulouse paint with his paws, a portrait expressionism
which vaguely resembles to Edgard, while Marie is exercised in singing
the musical notes, and Berlioz to exercise to the piano. Though
both passionate about music from Berlioz and Marie, there is dislike
and every occasion is good for fighting and teasing. Edgar arrives
and serving the inviting bowls with "cream to cream to Edgar,"
that kittens do not lose time to lick. The humble mouse Roquefort,
attracted by that beautiful bouquet of cream, asks to Duchess if
he can take this opportunity to dip his biscuit in one of the bowls,
so the cats invite him to dinner, all unaware of the fact that milk
contains a powerful sleeping potion. The poor Roquefort, falls into
a deep sleep before they have even gone back to his lair, and with
he also the Aristocats. In the middle of the night, the clumsy butler,
closes the cats in a bassinet, and a crackling edge of a sidecar,
he left for the campaign, with the aim of eliminating them. The
noise wakes up the two guard dogs Napoleon and Lafayette, experts
in pursuing the car and motorcycles and so do the unfortunate Edgar,
who panicked, dropped the cradle of the cats, that falls near a
bridge. After a spectacular and fun melee, Edgar manages to escape
the fierce dogs, full of bites. Duchess meanwhile, wakes up and
realizes not to living in her house, so desperate goes in search
of her kittens, which fortunately, have remained nearby, but a violent
storm forces them to take shelter inside the small basket.
Thomas O'Malley and Duchess ©
The noise of the storm,
awake even Madame Adelaide, who notices the disappearance of her
beloved cats. In terror, brings excitement to the mouse Roquefort,
who wearing his red cape (detective-style) and goes in search of
his friends Aristocats.
The next morning, Duchess is awakened by the song sung by a cat-accented
Irish, he is Thomas O'Malley a red stray cat , who is enchanted
by the gentle eyes of Duchess and wastes no time in her courtship.
When he realizes that the beautiful cat, has three puppies, sees
vanish a romance possible. But Thomas O'Malley is also a cat gallant
and proposes to accompany and defend the Aristocats for their return
home. During their journey the cats have to overcome many adventures,
where meets the geese Adelina and Gwendolyn Blabla. Arrived in Paris
Thomas O'Malley, Duchess and the kittens, they stay in a old shabby
house, where Scat-Cat and his gang of cats love to play jazz music.
At the sound of the song "Everybody Wants to be a Cat"
The Aristocats are involved in an exciting dance, where born a tender
feeling between Duchess and Thomas O'Malley.
After greeting Thomas O'Malley and be returned to their luxurious
home, the Aristocats are again captured by the cruel butler, who
closes them in a bag and throws them into the kitchen oven. Fortunately,
Roquefort mouse assists in the capture and rushes to warn Thomas
O'Malley. The red cat tries to stop Edgar and sends Roquefort to
seek help from to Scat Cat and his gang. Succeed Thomas O'Malley
and his friends at liberate Duchess and her kittens?
The film "The Aristocats" is one of the most fun of the
Walt Disney Productions, mainly for the characters and the jazz
music engaging by Sherman brothers.
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